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  1. Action on press hurt public rights

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restricted the public's right to know. A similar thing happened two years ago in the same area during a protest by abode seekers. That incident also resulted in a designated area for reporters, ... of police powers, on the one hand, and infringement of our fundamental rights as Hong Kong citizens, on the other. All that aside, why do citizens resort to 'civil disobedience' to express ...

  2. Cops on top

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Central Government Offices after 17 children of Hong Kong residents lost an appeal for their right of abode. Police used pepper spray and batons against the protesters. In June 2000, police used pepper spray against 20 protesters lying outside the Central Government Offices, fighting for the right of abode. Tsang Yam-pui: Jan 2001- Dec 2003 Younger brother of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who ...

  3. Survivors seek U.N. pressure on Philippines

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them,' survivor Lee Ying-chuen said. She told the Sunday Morning Post that the group was preparing to submit a report to the UN Human Rights Committee accusing the Philippine government of failing to implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The covenant espouses the right to personal security and the right to life and states that any person whose rights ...

  4. We have the right to loud protests

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people in Hong Kong say rowdy public protests are ineffective and cause danger and disturbance to the public. They say protesters should be polite. That argument has merit. Yet we live in a world where making a public scene draws attention. This is a ...

  5. War is never the right choice

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... When we see the hatred and poverty that wars cause, we have to ask whether it is ever right for people to go to war. Whatever the excuses countries may give, the real reason they fight is for their selfish national interests. War always results in the killing of innocent people. In the Nanjing massacre, the Japanese killed millions of Chinese for no reason. This was clearly murder. Using ...

  6. Human rights head blasts police action at protest

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor slammed the police for intervening in the organisation's work during the July 1 rally. At around midnight that day, a scuffle broke out ... As the police started to arrest protesters, the director of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor Law Yuk-kai was escorted away by officers. Law told police he was from a human rights group, whereupon ...

  7. Merits of the right to serve

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nonetheless, merits to the idea, from perspectives of employment, defence, humanitarian needs and having the right to serve the nation. Authorities have to start in earnest the process of making local ...

  8. Military defends intellectual rights

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from 1985 to 2005. China implemented a new intellectual property rights initiative for the national defence sector in 2009. The campaign aims to increase the number of patent applications ... driving force behind the emphasis on intellectual property rights, rather than any territorial concerns. 'China loses because some of the technologies are already patented by other ...

  9. Action in Libya aimed at protecting lives, rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Diplomacy must always be tried first, but dealing with tyrants like Gaddafi is never an easy proposition. He refused to abide by international obligations and listen to reason, so is now rightly ... of decades-old sanctions. Trade flourished and he was welcome on the international stage. But Libyans knew better- he was still corrupt, ruthless and unwilling to allow ordinary people basic rights. His ...

  10. Carry on partying- why our fun-loving tycoons have got their priorities right

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo What is it about our playboy tycoons? Lam Kin-ming may be the controlling shareholder of Crocodile Garments but the man clearly prefers his ladies to be out of their garments. Next Magazine this week asked Lam to rate adult television host Vi ...




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